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Artist Wang Xiyao blends the cultural and technological tension in her latest work

There is a blend of cultural chaos in Wang Xiyao’s rainbow work of colors.

The 29-year-old was born in the sprawling Chinese city of Chongqing but now lives and works in the German capital of Berlin.

“Her [art] springs from the union of the two cultures, resulting in an interesting field of tension,” Soy Capitán pointed out before Wang’s first solo exhibition, Peach Blossom Spring Story, at its Berlin gallery for contemporary art in 2019.

At times, that “tension” is visible in her latest show, A Dance to Fly in the Blossoming Trees at the Thousand Plateaus Art Space in the Sichuan city of Chengdu.

“In a time when technologies and capitalism almost dominate, [her] works of introspection and contemplation present a fragile yet treacherous gesture,” A Thousand Plateaus Art Space concluded about Wang’s exhibition.

Wang Xiyao’s A Dance to Fly in the Blossoming Trees runs at A Thousand Plateaus Art Space in Chengdu until August 3.

Summer Symposium no.2 | 2020

Material: Acrylic, oil, crayon and pencil on canvas

Dimensions: 200 cm x 190 cm

Image: Courtesy Tang Contemporary Art

Pale Kings Blue | 2019

Material: Acrylic and crayon on canvas

Dimensions: 130 cm x 110 cm

Image: Courtesy Tang Contemporary Art

Give You a Piece of the Pink Sea No.1 | 2020

Material: Acrylic, oil and crayon on canvas

Dimensions: 130 cm x 110 cm

Image: Courtesy Tang Contemporary Art

When He Was Writing the Song No.1 | 2020

Material: Acrylic, oil, crayon and pencil on canvas

Dimensions: 250 cm x 150 cm

Image: Courtesy A Thousand Plateaus Art Space

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